True grit | Paraplegic climbs up Hong Kong skyscraper in wheelchair to raise money for spinal cord injury patients
Lai Chi-wai became the first in Hong Kong to climb more than 250 metres of a skyscraper while strapped into a wheelchair as he pulled himself up for more than 10 hours on January 16 to raise money for spinal cord injury patients. The event raised HK$5.2 million ($670,639) in donations. Lai, prior to 2011, was crowned Asia champion four times for rock climbing and at one point ranked eighth globally.
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